A Chair And Stitches…

Because all good scars need a good story to go behind them right? At least that’s what I tell my patients when I’m sewing them up that they need a really good story to go along with whatever their injury is. I’m not so sure Caedmon has the greatest story to go along with his…

Living In The Unknown…

Alright so I’m a little over this. Lots of unknowns this past year…and it seems that we’ve gone from one to another to another. And in multiple areas of life. From work with opening the urgent/emergent center and having no idea how that was going to look (with me being in charge of it on…

On How Being A Toddler Mommy And ER Doctor Is One In The Same…

Really I work the same job just in two different locations (and on occasion at the same place). Granted one place has a little less blood (the ER) and one has fewer screaming children (home) but pretty much it’s the same job. And they are both full time day and night. For Example: Nakedness- There…

And Sometimes There Are No Words

I’ve seen a lot. Granted I’m not even half way through my 30s yet, but being in the ER I’ve met people from literally all walks of life and everyone in between. Different hopes, different dreams, different hurts, different pains. From the newborns to the 104 year olds (I think that’s my oldest…may have seen…

Visit…

It’s Five Minute Friday time again. Each week a single word is given and then it is open to anyone to write on for 5 minutes and then share that with others. It’s good practice, stretches me as a writer and kind of fun. This week’s word is VISIT. So here it goes: As an…

Rough Days

I wouldn’t say that there are easy days in the ER, but some days are a whole lot tougher then others, and some will stay in your mind forever. New Years Eve was one of those days, and I even worked the day shift, I wasn’t there for the drama and drunkenness of the night….

Family Trip To The ER

Some families spend Saturday nights playing games, some go to the movies, some invite friends over, some go and watch sporting events together. A couple Saturday nights ago, our whole family took a trip to the ER. The good news is is that we were not there because any of us were hurt or sick….